STOP the Anti-Asian Hate Crimes!

The Alliance of North American Chinese Physicians (ANACP), The Society of Chinese American Physician Entrepreneurs (SCAPE) and Chinese American Society of Anesthesiology (CASA) would like to extend our deepest condolences to the victims and their families of the horrific shooting occurred in Atlanta. While the investigation is ongoing, the outrage and fear resulted from this tragedy and the spike in crimes against Asian community cannot be ignored.

We cannot remain silent, and we must use our platforms and voices to condemn and fight against all hate crimes, whether it’s based on race, color, gender, religion, age,  national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, or physical characteristics, etc. As Asian Americans and healthcare providers, the importance of the diversity, equality, and health of the community cannot be understated. It has a direct impact on both our individual and social well-being.

Cases of anti-Asian hate crimes are prominently reported in bigger cities such as San Francisco and New York; however, it is important that we do not allow the underrepresented cities and communities to go unnoticed. We, as an Asian community, will take a stand in solidarity to support each other against racism and hate crimes. We must continue our efforts and mission to achieve racial equality.